A pretty high price to pay

So I got to thinking last night, after reading Medea Benjamin’s and Charles Davis’ article Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One, if Obama regrets his decision to run for President? It will be hard to imagine he won’t come to. How on earth could he not?

Everything he’s supposed to believe — given he was a constitutional law professor previous to becoming President and should know a thing or two about his constitution — and does, are two completely different things. Granted, I’m no expert, but I’ve read, seen and heard enough to know his actions are everything but inline with what the American Constitution actually says.

It’s no secret I didn’t expect much from Mr. Obama. I realize there is essentially no difference between Democrats and Republicans. Even prior to Obama assuming office. It’s irresponsible to think otherwise. But even I’m shocked over where the state of American politics has gone in just two years following the election of a man who said so much that was contrary to where the world was headed. Yet, we’re here, regardless of everything he said?

But what’s most interesting to me, at least, is where my thoughts ended up. Now it’s not my intent to dredge up even a few of the many reason’s, up ’til yesterday that is, I lazily held Obama directly responsible for doing. Don’t get me wrong, he’s very much complicit in everything he’s done, but I think it’s still premature to completely blame him for everything. If he runs for office again, it will be a different set of circumstances, altogether.

But why should I be so surprized? Money makes the world go ’round. Corporations own the American political system. It stands to reason why any president would do exactly what Corporate interests have funded, and continue to fund, him and the Democrats to do. Again, it would be irresponsible to think otherwise. But I can’t help but wonder how he is internalizing all this. First he was compared to George W. Bush for continuing a lot of “his” policies. Now he’s drawing parallels to Richard Nixon? And worse? Damn, that’s some pretty bad company, indeed.

He doesn’t appear to be the same individual he was. Even just a year ago. He’s starting to look a lot more weathered. It would be perfectly understandable to learn he felt some sellers remorse. A soul is a pretty high price to pay. Yes, even for the American Presidency…